• 1 Hampshire Open Studios August 2018
  • 2 Wedding special offer at Montagu Arms Hotel
  • 3 Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show
  • 4 Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival
  • 5 The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden
  • 6 Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review
  • 7 This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards
  • 8 The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch
  • Hampshire Open Studios August 2018

    Hampshire Open Studios 2018

    Pop Up Art Exhibitions Lymington and New Forest

    For 10 days,from Saturday 18 to Monday 27 August, we have carte blanche to wander through 160 art venues through Hampshire.  It is a MAJOR art trail – and not for the faint hearted.  You will definitely need your GPS! hampshire open studios 2018

    But it is an amazing, wonderful and heart warming trail. For 9 days artists in Hampshire open their studio doors to the public, to share their passion, their delight, their creativity and their love of their ar. 

    For 10 days between Saturday 18 and Monday (Bank Holiday) 27 August 2018

    http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/artists/newforest

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  • Wedding special offer at Montagu Arms Hotel

    Transform your New Forest wedding into something extraordinary 

    Unbelievably special wedding package offer at the Montagu Arms Hotel - book before 31 August 2018

    Imagine inviting your wedding guests to your romantic 17th century manor house, with its timeless English country garden and an award-winning chef on hand to create a fabulous wedding banquet.

    Show them to their beautiful suite with its four-poster bed, chat to them over Champagne and canapes in grounds fragrant with honeysuckle and roses, and let the Master of Ceremonies guide you effortlessly through the day.

    Montagu Arms Exclusive

    "Dream come true" New Forest wedding opportunity

    This wonderful dream could

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  • Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Local businesses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Hot, hotter and huge crowds, for this year’s extreme weather show!

    new forest show 2018  ATKINSON 800 This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.

    Fabulous Shire horses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Meet the Lymington.com team this weekend at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Fingers crossed the weather stays mainly dry for this weekend's second annual Lymington Seafood Festival, with its fabulous line up of food, cookery demonstrations and talks, and live music all weekend.

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    Lots of local businesses for you to meet

    Along with the food and drink stalls lining the perimeter of the Festival within Bath Road and Lymington River (what a fabulous setting!), many local businesses will be there to meet you.  They have all contributed to making the Festival possible so please do stop and have a chat with

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  • The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    Excellent pub food served with a warm welcome in Lymington's calming oasis

    On a gloriously sunny day we escaped the hustle and bustle of Lymington's High Street for lunch in the calming garden at the Bosun's Chair. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a spacious and serene oasis, fragrant with lavendar and peaceful save for the distant hum of bumble bees.

    Bosuns Chair garden Lymington Lymington is well known for pubs - it once had as many as forty in its heyday as a bustling port - but few centrally located eateries can match

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  • Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review

    Curious Arts Festival 2018 - Lymington.com Review 

    Nationally acclaimed New Forest festival now firmly on the annual festival calendar

    Five years since its creation by London based curators Patrick Keogh and Clare Conville the Curious Arts Festival is now firmly on the map of British Festivals. The Curious Arts Festival 2018 Thanks to the hospitality of Lord and Lady Teynham who own the Pylewell Estate this magical rural waterside setting with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight now takes on an “other world” dimension for three amazing days every July. If you keep thinking about it but haven't experienced it yet, just to

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  • This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Lymington 2020 Vision - Month 4: Reap the Rewards

    This August as a part of their 2020 Vision, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards - grow your own, make your own, pick your own... take a look at the inspiring ideas below.

    2020 Vision was launched by Transition Lymington in May 2018, with the objective of reminding ourselves why we love Lymington and what we can do to help enjoy it and protect it, making a sustainable community for the future. In May the challenge was to observe and interact with our

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  • The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    Top Lymington river and sea view accompanied by delicious dining and first rate service.

    The Haven Bar and Restaurant exterior view 600x400 A first class lunch served in style to our table in a divine setting looking out over the Lymington River and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, what more could one ask for on a beautiful summer’s day?

    We had the choice of the ‘Terrace Menu’, sitting out in the sunshine (or in the shade) on the stylish terrace, a sandwich menu or a more substantial set of options in the restaurant itself – in our case at

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Why everybody in Lymington should be a Dementia Friend

Lymington Dementia Action Group Lymington a dementia friendly town  September 2014

 

Lymington has officially been a “Dementia Friendly Town” for some time now. This is appropriate in a town where a significant proportion of the population is elderly, since dementia is a condition which on the whole affects older people.

One of the measures of dementia friendliness is the number of “Dementia Friends” in the community. And logically, up until now, people in Lymington who’ve become Dementia Friends are mainly people who already have connections with dementia.

Dementia Friends can improve the lives of people with dementia

But if everybody in Lymington was prepared to give up just an hour of their time to become a Dementia Friend, things would really start to change. 

Just one small step taken by many would help to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia in the community.

dementia friends puzzleAt any one time there are many people in the midst of our community struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of dementia. Whether they are themselves losing their memories and finding everyday tasks suddenly challenging, or whether they are trying to look after a dearly loved one who has dementia, it is a confusing, frightening time for all concerned.

There are of course medical and support services and resources to help them.

But the key thing which concerns us all is this: the longer people with dementia can remain in the community, living relatively “well” in their homes with their loved ones, the better they are likely to feel about themselves and their changed circumstances.

And the rest of us can help to make that possible.

Because becoming a Dementia Friend is very simple and takes less than an hour.

 

What is a Dementia Friend?

First let’s correct an understandable misunderstanding. Being a Dementia Friend does not mean that you have to actually befriend somebody with dementia. In fact in some ways “Dementia Friend” is a misleading term.

Being a Dementia Friend simply means, first that you know how to spot the signs and thus are more likely to recognise that somebody has dementia.dementia friends tree

Second, because you have a little more insight into what it actually feels like to have dementia, you’ll also understand better how to behave when you meet somebody who has it.

In fact very small changes in your behaviour which would require no effort on your part, could make that person feel better about both him or herself and the immediate world about him or her.

So, even if you don’t personally know anybody with dementia, please become a Dementia Friend.

 

We need less than an hour of your time

Dementia awareness sessions are given by trained volunteer Dementia Champions.  The interactive sessions include refreshments, and take less than an hour. 

You’ll experience some everyday situations through the eyes of somebody with dementia. This is enough to give you an insight into how very small changes in your behaviour can make a difference to how people with dementia can live better, for longer.

Special Dementia Awareness Sessions are hold throughout the year. The next session is on  ,..... at Linden House Dementia Care Home in New Street, in the large and airy staff training room with excellent sandwiches provided.

We’re hoping that lots of people will come along who until now perhaps thought that “dementia” had nothing to do with them.

The 45 minutes session is highly interactive, and the time will fly. You will leave better informed and “aware”, that you can play your own small part in making our town truly “Dementia Friendly”.

You’ll then be one of the growing team able to help people with dementia to lead happier lives within our community for longer, and to help the husbands or wives caring for them to feel better supported by our community.

This is definitely a win win – simply for giving up a small amount of your time.

Staff and fresh sandwiches will be on hand to welcome you from 5.30 pm.  The session will start at 6pm and we promise you can be on your way home before 7pm.

Please bring a friend – or two – or more! Together we can spread the word and create a positive energy about living well with dementia. People can continue to live fulfilled lives and enjoy their favourite activities within the community, for a long while after a dementia diagnosis.

Please contact Anita Irvine, Linden House Home Manager and let her know you plan to attend – apart from anything else this has a direct bearing on the number of sandwiches provided!

Event details here

 

Telephone: 01590 647500 and ask for Anita.
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More information about Lymington's dedicated dementia care home Linden House 

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  • LYMINGTON:
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    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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